Cost Accountant Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 18, 2020
$59,000
$46,000
$59,000
$75,000
Cost Accountants in the United States make an average salary of $59,465 per year or $28.59 per hour. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $46,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $75,000. If you like following the crowd, Professional and Manufacturing companies tend to attract the most workers in this field. But if you're in it for the money, then you'll want to seek out Retail, Technology, and Telecommunication companies, as employees in each industry have reported the highest salaries. As most things go, location can be critical. New York, New Jersey, Alaska, West Virginia, and Washington provide the highest Cost Accountant salaries.
Best Paying Cities
Edison, NJ
$62,740
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Map of Cost Accountant Salaries

The darker areas on the map show where Cost Accountants earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

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Average Cost Accountant Salary By Location

While a Cost Accountant can average a salary of $59,465 per year, or $28.59 per hour, there are many opportunities for Cost Accountants to make more. For example, in New York, NY you might make $64,140 per year. Other high-paying locations include San Francisco, CA, Edison, NJ and Seattle, WA. If you're in an entry-level position, your best bet is to move to New York, NY where the average starting salary is $42,000. The highest paying states for Cost Accountants include New York, New Jersey and Alaska. Meanwhile, Nevada, Nebraska, and Kansas offer the lowest salaries.

Average Cost Accountant Salary By Company

If you insist on knowing when your check is going to come and for how much, then you'd be better off working for companies like H-E-B and Citrix Systems as they offer the highest salaries for Cost Accountants.

The largest raises come from changing jobs.

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Average Cost Accountant Pay By Industry

Cost Accountant salaries can vary on many factors, including what industry a job is in. In fact, jobs with Retail, Technology, and Telecommunication companies tend to be the highest paying. Furthermore, a Cost Accountant can make a yearly salary of $63,987 while working for Retail companies. All the while, other Cost Accountants are making $61,623 at Technology companies and $61,000 at Telecommunication companies. One industry Cost Accountants may want to avoid is the Manufacturing industry as it offers the lowest average salary at $58,199.
Industry
Average Salary
Retail
Retail
$63,987
$64k
Technology
Technology
$61,623
$62k
Telecommunication
Telecommunication
$61,000
$61k
Construction
Construction
$60,009
$60k
Manufacturing
Manufacturing
$58,199
$58k

Cost Accountant Salary History

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Cost Accountant Salary By Experience Level

The salary for a Cost Accountant can vary depending on the years of experience that a person has, from entry level to senior level. Data on how experience level affects total compensation is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

Recently Added Cost Accountant Salaries

CompanyJobLocationDate AddedSalary
Cost Accountant
Cost Accountant
06/27/2020
06/27/2020
$54,262
$54,262
06/27/2020
Cost Accountant
Cost Accountant
06/27/2020
06/27/2020
$41,740
$41,740
06/27/2020
Cost Accountant-Manufacturing
Cost Accountant-Manufacturing
06/26/2020
06/26/2020
$70,000
$70,000
06/26/2020
Cost Accountant
Cost Accountant
06/26/2020
06/26/2020
$75,000
$75,000
06/26/2020
Cost Accountant
Cost Accountant
06/26/2020
06/26/2020
$65,000
$65,000
06/26/2020
Cost Accountant
Cost Accountant
06/26/2020
06/26/2020
$60,000
$60,000
06/26/2020
Cost Accountant
Cost Accountant
06/25/2020
06/25/2020
$45,914
$45,914
06/25/2020
Cost Accountant
Cost Accountant
06/25/2020
06/25/2020
$56,349
$56,349
06/25/2020
Cost Accountant
Cost Accountant
06/24/2020
06/24/2020
$41,740
$41,740
06/24/2020
Cost Accountant
Cost Accountant
06/20/2020
06/20/2020
$61,212
$61,212
06/20/2020